Natasha Brereton

For Natasha Brereton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

No swansong yet for a modern diva

Jul 6, 2005

No swansong yet for a modern diva

Ballet is a fickle master. It demands years of selfless dedication from its young and beautiful devotees, only to discard them the moment they pass their prime. Ballerinas rarely remain centerstage beyond their early 30s, so when Royal Ballet star Darcey Bussell became pregnant ...

Tears and fears on the road from 'normality'

| Feb 20, 2005

Tears and fears on the road from 'normality'

Everyone loves a hero, and the media loves creating them. So it is hardly a surprise that Alastair Humphreys’ five-year round-the-world bicycle odyssey has been largely portrayed as a charitable undertaking. But after catching up with the Briton as he passed through Tokyo recently, ...

Miracles of the moment in Saburo Teshigawara's dance

Feb 2, 2005

Miracles of the moment in Saburo Teshigawara's dance

Dancer, choreographer and artist Saburo Teshigawara works in a time zone of his own. In the 24 years since he came on the dance scene, Teshigawara has transformed the definition of movement. His work with his group Karas and major international companies, including the ...

Let's dance to those rhythms

Sep 22, 2004

Let's dance to those rhythms

To the soft tinkle of a music box, a solitary couple twirls on stage, spinning faster and faster as the whispering voices of the night entice them. Suddenly the doll-like figures vanish, and the stage and auditorium erupt in a blaze of nightclub beats. ...